By Doug Ward

7th May, 2021 | 9:10am

Rangers loanee George Edmundson could be relegated with Derby tomorrow

George Edmundson was sent on loan to Derby in January with the view to him fighting for his Rangers future after a COVID breach earlier in the season.

Edmundson, 23, and Jordan Jones were banned for seven matches after they attended a party in November after the Gers’ 1-0 win against Kilmarnock.

Centre-back Edmundson was already finding it tough to break into Steven Gerrard’s first-team plans with him earning just two first-team appearances for the Gers before breaking COVID protocol.

And he’s bound to find it even tougher to impress Stevie G after tomorrow if Derby suffer relegation from the English Championship.

Edmundson has made nine appearances for Derby since his loan move to the East Midlands in the winter transfer window.

In those matches, the Rams have won just once and Wayne Rooney’s side are currently on a losing streak that lasts six matches.

On Saturday, Derby will play Sheffield Wednesday in the final match of the Championship season and Edmundson knows that his side must win to avoid the drop.

As it stands, Derby are 21st, two points clear of the relegation zone.

Rotherham are 22nd, two points behind the Rams but with a better goal difference – they play Cardiff away in their final match.

Sheffield Wednesday are in 23rd, three points behind Derby and also with a better goal difference as they go into a make-or-break game at Pride Park.

However you look at it, one of Derby or Sheffield Wednesday – two really big clubs south of the border – is getting relegated to League One.

Edmundson could suffer a humiliating fate with Derby if they go down.

In their 137-year history, the East Midlands outfit has spent just four seasons in the third tier of English football but could be on their way back if they fail to win this weekend.

Edmundson will do himself no favours of getting back into the fold at Rangers if he doesn’t stop that from happening.

Football Insider has reported that the Gers are tempted to sell the defender and an offer of just £1million could be enough to convince them into cashing in.

So much is riding on that game for the 23-year-old.

In other Rangers news, the Gers will have to stump up big money to sign this Spanish winger they want.